Join Fairbanks Arts in the Bear Gallery for our September exhibition by Avery Skaggs, Home: Disability & Creativity in a Pandemic Lockdown. Born and raised in Juneau, Avery began exploring paint as soon as he could sit upright in his wheelchair. Avery works in a style often called abstract expressionism and has exhibited numerous solo and group shows in the capital city since 2010. Home: Disability & Creativity in a Pandemic Lockdown is a body of works he created almost entirely in a newly-fashioned art studio in his garage, an alternative space created by his team when access to his previous community studio space was unexpectedly lost due to the pandemic.
The exhibition is on view in the Bear Gallery from September 3–24, 2021. The gallery will be open from 12–7 pm on Friday, September 3 for the opening day. For the rest of the month, join us in the gallery Monday–Saturday, 12–6 pm. Visitors are highly encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing, and the gallery currently has a 15-guest limit in place.